Saturday, March 23, 2019

Expert Editorial

Smoke Taint: Causes, Treatments and Myths

By Bryan Tudhope of VA Filtration USA It’s been a fiery 2015 to date, with numerous wildfires burning very close to vineyards from Southern California...

Is Your Brand Just in Your Bottle?

Imagine 1500 people coming to your winery after hours over the course of several weekends. Imagine most are there for the first time and only...

A Tasting Room Manager’s Guide to EMV

If you process credit cards in your winery or tasting room, you’re probably starting to hear about new payment technology and the upcoming EMV Liability...

Adhesives in the Wine Labeling and Packaging Process: Best Practices

When is the last time you thought about the role that adhesives play in your winery’s labeling and packaging process? If your answer is...

Update on Grapevine Red Blotch Associated Virus

By Judit Monis, Ph.D. Eurofins STA Laboratories Grapevine red blotch associated virus (GRBaV) is different from most other known grapevine infecting viruses in that its...

Make Your Wine Sparkle – Basics on the Three Main Methods...

Find out why making sparkling wine in the méthode champenoise tradition is often preferred by winemakers. By Penny Gadd-Coster Making your wines sparkle can be accomplished...

How Millennials Are Changing the Wine Industry

While the precise dates governing the birth years for the biggest generation in history known as millennials vary, (somewhere between 1976 and 2004), there...

Prepping for Your Sparkling Wine Project

By Penny Gadd-Coster With harvest nearly upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about turning some of your grapes into sparkling wine....

Why Counteroffers Do Not Work

“Buying” an employee back when they try to resign, a counteroffer, rarely works out, even in the short run. Ninety-eight percent of the time, the employee leaves within six months to a year and a half, and often with more acrimony than the first attempt.

How to Convert Your Job Interview into a Business Meeting

For the Job Seeker – Advice from a Recruiting Expert Do you find that the words “job interview” cause you to start sweating with nervous...

Do I really need Over the Vine Water for Frost Protection?

If you are in an area that has limited (or maybe zero) water available for frost protection, is there anything that you can do...

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 3: California Interior

Those of you who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Network, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

Revision of CDFA regulations governing grapevine nursery stock production

The California Grapevine Registration & Certification Program, administered by CDFA, aims to eliminate specific grapevine diseases such as leafroll, fanleaf, corky bark, stem-pitting and fleck that are spread from vine to vine by grafting and/or vegetative propagation

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 2: Central Coast and...

Those of you who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Advisor, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...

District-by-District Review of the Crush Report, Part 1: North Coast

Those of you, who read my review of the crush report for the Wine Industry Advisor, may have noticed that I gave limited analysis...